Simba Kopjes Serengeti Tanzania – As the name states Simba kopje is one of the popular destinations to visit in Serengeti during your African safari to Tanzania our Guides will ensure that you explore the park to its maximum as we believe in perfect service delivery
Simba Kopjes are the tallest kopjes in the Serengeti National Park and, as the Kiswahili name suggests, they are an excellent place to spot lions; Simba actually means lion, the tallest kopje is called “Soit Naado Murt” in Masai language, meaning ‘the long-necked stone, this area is home to giraffes and baboons, and many species of birds, to the South there is a small hippo pool, while to the West lie Lake Magadi swamps and salt flats, where numerous pink flamingos can be viewed.
There are several game loops that encircle the kopjes and that can be driven to capture the beauty of nature and spot the animals that reside there.
To the South of the kopjes there is a small hippo pool; to the West lies Lake Magadi with its shallow salty waters; this location with its glass-like waters offers the best opportunity to spot flamingos that feed on algae and some shrimps and that typically live in salt waters.
In the swampy part of the lake you can spot the reedbuck with its reddish coat.
Other animals that can usually be spotted in this area are: elephants, zebras, Grant’s gazelles, cheetahs and bat-eared foxes.
The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania was established in 1952. It is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive. There’s a wide variety of accommodation available, from luxury lodges to mobile camps. The park covers 5,700 sq miles, (14,763 sq km), it’s larger than Connecticut, with at most a couple hundred vehicles driving around.
The Park can be divided into 3 sections. The popular southern/central part (Seronera Valley), is what the Maasai called the “serengit”, the land of endless plains. It’s classic savannah, dotted with acacias and filled with wildlife. The western corridor is marked by the Grumeti River, and has more forests and dense bush. The north, Lobo area, meets up with Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve, is the least visited section.
Two World Heritage Sites and two Biosphere Reserves have been established within the 30,000 km² region. Its unique ecosystem has inspired writers from Ernest Hemingway to Peter Mattheissen, filmakers like Hugo von Lawick and Alan Root as well as numerous photographers and scientists – many of which have put their works at our disposal to create this website.
The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest on earth. The essential features of climate, vegetation and fauna have barely changed in the past million years. Early man himself made an appearance in Olduvai Gorge about two million years ago. Some patterns of life, death, adaptation and migration are as old as the hills themselves.
It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back.
The Wildebeest travel through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat. Join us to explore the different forms of vegetation and landscapes of the Serengeti ecosystem and meet some of their most fascinating inhabitants.